KITCHEN RENOVATION: BEFORE AND AFTER

I was going through some photos and came across the before photos of our kitchen renovation. I always get a little thrill when I see what we started with and look at what we have now… There’s nothing better than a kitchen renovation before and after shot don’t you think? I thought I would share some photos with you…
When we bought our house this is what the kitchen looked like… The lovely couple we bought it from had lived here for nearly 40 years…it was their family home…they raised their children here and enjoyed their grandchildren here too. They had decided to downsize and move to a beautiful new apartment closer to the city. (please excuse the quality of the top two photos they were taken with a camera phone)
As part of the renovation we created doorways, opened doorways (getting rid of archways and making openings bigger), removed bulkheads, changed some plumbing around, rendered a wall, swapped mission brown floor tiles for wooden floor boards and painted white throughout… we are thrilled with the end result. It’s very white but that’s what we wanted. We wanted to keep it neutral and bright, to open up the space as much as possible. I think the wooden floors, the low sheen cabinetry, the natural light and the gorgeous kettle artwork by Deb Mostert help to make the space feel warm and welcoming. It’s a functional, workable kitchen and that’s exactly what we wanted.
BEFORE AND AFTER… These really excite me…
 If you’re interested in any of our products or trades… we bought all the appliances from Winning Appliances. They have a terrific range to suit all budgets. We chose Bosch (Oven, Cooktop and Dishwasher), Panasonic (Microwave) and Electrolux (Fridge). The sink and Tap are Franke. The Building works were done by Langlands Building Group. I designed the kitchen with Shaun from Coastline Kitchens and it was made and installed by them. The glass splash back was supplied by Creative Glass.
I’d love to hear from you… Have you done a complete kitchen renovation? How did you find it? Were you happy with the final result? Have you got a kitchen you would love to re do? tell me everything…
Jx

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Comments

  1. Shannon says

    Just wondering what colour you used for your splashback. We are in the process of trying to choose a colour and it is really hard.
    Also did you go plain paint or shimmer in the glass?

    • Jess - A Little Part of the World says

      Hi Shannon, the colour is Dulux White on White (from memory) and we used plain paint with treated glass so it doesn’t throw a green tinge. I hope this helps. Good luck with your renovation. Jx

  2. says

    I was checking out your recent post when I couldn’t go past your kitchen reno post. WOW! what a difference and it looks fab! It’s been a while since you used your new kitchen, how has it been?

    • Jess - alittlepartoftheworld says

      Thanks Astrid. We love the kitchen and it’s wearing so well. Even after 3 years there is nothing I would change about the design (besides a bigger kitchen full stop 😉 ) Jx

  3. KL says

    Hi jess! Popped over from Lime & Mortar after she featured your kitchen. wow! I love finding Australian blogs to follow. I’m off to squizz the rest of your interior posts now…the glimpse I got looked absolutely beautiful! You have achieved a huge amount in only a few years!

    • Jess - alittlepartoftheworld says

      Hi KL. Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look around. Thank you for your lovely comment. It has been a big and rewarding 3 years. Jx

    • Jess - alittlepartoftheworld says

      It sure is integrated Michelle. Thank you for liking the artwork. It’s one of my favourites. Jx

    • Jess - alittlepartoftheworld says

      Glad you like it. I can’t wait to pop over and see yours. New kitchens are awesome. Gives the house a whole new feel. Jx

    • Jess - alittlepartoftheworld says

      Thank you so much Melinda. Glad you liked the before and after’s. Give me such a sense of satisfaction seeing them. Jx

  4. says

    Hello Emm. I'm so thrilled you stopped by and like it. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I have just been over to your blog and LOVE it! I left a few comments for you. I was hesitant myself about sharing on facebook but I decided to take the plunge and see what happens. So far so good! (fingers crossed)

    I'm so excited to keep following along with your blog. I hope you'll keep coming back here and saying Hi.

    Lots of Love to you too…and M and kids.

    Jx

  5. says

    Well hello Jess! I've just spent a happy half hour browsing through your blog! Lovely to see shots of your family and home… It's all just as I thought it would be; so you 🙂 Good on you for sharing so beautifully.

    I've just started blogging and I love it! If you have a moment hop over for a look. I've been a bit hesitant to link it all up with my facebook etc, but seeing yours and enjoying it because I actually know you makes me think that maybe I should… Anyways, lotsa luv. Emm.

  6. says

    Hi Loi – as always – Thank you! Your support is so very appreciated. The countertops are Caesarstone. I will post some links and information at the end of the post shortly.
    I hope you're still enjoying some warm weather and it's not cooling down too much yet.
    Have a wonderful weekend. Jx

  7. says

    Hi Vicky, Welcome! I'm so pleased you like the blog and the kitchen. I hope you'll keep coming back. Thank you and thanks so much for commenting. It really gives me a thrill. Have a great weekend. Jx

  8. says

    OMG, Jess!!! What a transformation. Very chic and handsome! What are the countertops made of? Not only is your kitchen very beautiful, it is spotless. The architecture is so clean, and I love how the doorways do not have wooden trim / casing. This is really divine, Jessica. Maybe you can source some of the appliances, etc?
    Cheers,
    Loi

  9. Anonymous says

    Hi Jess, my name is Vicky just stumbled upon your blog and love it! Your kitchen renovation is fantastic quite the transformation. Well done. greetings from Greece.

  10. Anonymous says

    Hey Jess, Shann here. Love what you have done with the kitchen! We have similar draw handles, i get my jean belt loops hooked on them all the time, it drives me crazy! But they look good. Love your blog.

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